Low Psychological General Well-Being (PGWB) is associated with deteriorated 10-year survival in men but not in women among the elderly
2011 (English)In: Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), ISSN 0167-4943, E-ISSN 1872-6976, Vol. 52, no 2, 167-171 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We studied Psychological General Well-Being (PGWB) and its relation to 10-year survival in 75-year-olds from the general population. The PGWB global score (sum of six subscale scores) and the subscale scores were transformed to 0-100 scales. Ten-year survival in relation to PGWB global and subscale scores was studied in a cohort of 204 men and 213 women. Global PGWB score (median) was 83 in men and 79 in women (for difference p = 0.001). Significantly higher male scores were found for most PGWB subscales. Global PGWB score was significantly related to better 10-year survival in men (relative risk per ten points of score was 0.80; p = 0.001 and 0.85; p = 0.022 adjusting for chronic diseases and living alone) but not in women (relative risk 0.94; p = 0.478 unadjusted). Among 75-year-olds, PGWB score was significantly higher for men. A high PGWB score was significantly related to better survival in men but not in women.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 52, no 2, 167-171 p.
Quality-of-life, Psychological general well-being (PGWB), Epidemiology, Sex, Elderly, Survival analysis, Mortality
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-149059DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2010.03.010ISI: 000286980900015PubMedID: 20381888OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-149059DiVA: diva2:403780